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Back Pain, body composition, Corrective exercise, Fitness & Exercise, kettlebells, strength training, Uncategorized

Mind your Movement – the importance of proprioception

By now you should have cottoned on to the fact that exercise is really important for your health, so important that it really ought not to be an option for you. Cardiovascular exercise, as the name suggests, develops the cardio (heart) and Vascular (circulatory system). But it works on the respiratory system (lungs) as well. In other words, if you want a healthy heart, lungs and arteries you should do some cardio, which means getting out of breath for prolonged periods of time. Cycling for example.

Fitness & Exercise, strength training

Exercise programming for idiots

OK, you’re not an idiot not as much as me anyway. But, I want to explain a really simple template for programming your workouts. It’s super easy to over complicate these things, so this blog is going to be a basic step by step guide on how to put together your own training plans, why you should program it that way and also how a trainer can involve their clients in the process.

Back Pain, Corrective exercise, Fitness & Exercise, Health, kettlebells, strength training, Uncategorized

The best exercise for lower back pain #2

Whether you are sedentary for most of the day or a highly active person it is possible to develop back pain. If your pain isn't the result of a specific injury but is the kind of pain your doctor may term "non-specific" then you need corrective exercise.

body composition, Fitness & Exercise, Health, nutrition, Uncategorized, Weight Loss

How to get a six-pack – the truth about ‘stubborn’ body fat

Six-packs are sexy, right? I mean, everyone wants to look good naked, to be proud of their body, to be confident enough to take their shirt off in the summer like the diet coke guy, right? Of-course we do! I don’t usually concentrate too much on the aesthetic side of fitness, there’s enough gym mirror bum selfies on Instagram to keep this solar system in self-image reinforcement for millennia. But, the fact that I am a fitness and nutrition coach seems to provoke people to ask questions along the lines of “if I eat more salads will I get a six-pack?” Or “if I avoid potatoes will I get a six-pack?” It’s a little tiresome to be honest because when people ask these questions they rarely take onboard my advice and, in a lot of cases, don’t even want an answer because they don’t really care enough about themselves to do anything about it anyway. If they did, they’d pay me for that info and then take action.

body composition, Corrective exercise, Fitness & Exercise, Health, strength training

Glutes- What It Takes to Work Your Arse On! (guest blog)

Whether you are an athlete, you play sports, compete in something, recreationally train at a gym, or just want to be healthy and pain-free, having a strong set of glutes is important. Then, of course it’s critical for those you who want a rounded derriere purely for aesthetic reasons (and let’s face it - this is most of us!).